INSIDER COLUMN: Presidential Debate a Useful Train Wreck


Overall last night’s debate may be a better commentary on the state of politics in America than anything else. It was a train wreck.

Moderator Chris Wallace tried to control the discussion and it was an impossible task. The candidates talked over each other, hurled insults and tossed political jabs that were pretty much known talking points.

Future moderators need control of candidate microphones in order to allow for answers to be heard without interruption. Sound proof booths for candidates were suggested on my show as a way to do so.

There were points to glean if you had the patience to listen through the noise.

In the end, however, both candidates disrespected the process, did not serve the audience well and provided little information to entice any voter who was undecided.

In other words, politics as usual.